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This western coastal route, which begins in the north of Donegal and runs 1,500 miles through nine counties ending in the south of Cork, is a breathtakingly scenic experience. No matter how much of the route you choose to experience, you'll find a wealth of attractions along the way, including the famous Cliffs of Moher, castles, golf courses and the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere at Doolin Cave, among many, many others. For an on-the-go guide to the route's highlights, consider downloading the free Wild Atlantic Way App (available for Apple and Android), which also works offline.
Recent visitors who drove along the route called it "wild and wonderful," with "spectacular scenery." Reviewers also noted that the route is well-marked.
Access to the Wild Atlantic Way is free, though certain attractions along the way do charge entrance fees. The easiest way to enjoy the route on your own time is by car, but you can access it via public transportation. Bus Éireann offers a hop-on, hop-off pass that allows travelers to explore the drive via a series of routes. Irish Rail also offers tours that include passage along the Wild Atlantic Way. Visit the official website to learn more about suggested itineraries and attractions.